June 30, 2015.

Turkey 6-2015
 

Why to antagonize the dog trapped in the house by cruel humans who won’t let him out to HUNT the intruders!!

 

See the mighty hunters…

 

WindowWatching 6-2015

 

 And yes, that is a little swimming pool for our spoiled pooch. He LOVES it! Isn’t he cute? See his ‘little’ stick in the pool…or should I say small tree? lol

 
June 2015 Max Pool
 

The down side to the swimming pool? Dog swamp ass when he comes in the house.

 

*gah*

 

Wet dog smell…everywhere!

 

*sigh*

 

How’s your summer going?

 



June 27, 2015.

StackingShelves

Stacking the Shelves, hosted by Tynga’s Reviews, is all about sharing the book you are adding to your shelves, may it be physical or virtual.

 

What I purchased last week:

…nothing! I did it! I managed to go a week without buying a book.

O

M

G!

The sky is falling…lol

 

Here are some free books that I managed to snag that are still free:

 

What books did you get last week? Have you read any of these?



June 24, 2015.

I read the first book in the Diamond City Magic series earlier this year and fell in love with the unique world and brash characters. I adored the mixture of magic and mayhem, so when I saw book two was up for review, I snatched it up.

 

 

Title: Edge of Dreams (The Diamond City Magic Novels)

Author: Diana Pharaoh Francis 

Genre: Urban Fantasy Romance

Publisher: Bell Bridge Books via NetGallery

Release date: April 2015

Pages: 226

ASIN: B00R6TG2ZA

Rating: ★★★★☆ 

 

DESCRIPTION:
The road to hell is paved with good intentions…And a pound of flesh.

 

Magical tracking expert Riley Hollis is on a mission to save five teenagers lost inside a mountain. But nothing is what it seems, and soon Riley finds herself bruised, bloodied, and embroiled in a battle to bring down a sadistic criminal dealing in human souls and the darkest of magics.

 

Her only hope may be to swallow her pride and ask for help from her not-quite-ex-boyfriend and his notorious brother—Tyet criminal boss, Gregg Touray. Even that may not be enough to protect her. Something has gone very wrong in the trace dimension and in Riley’s head.

 

If she doesn’t figure out how to handle the past, the present, the trace, and the bad guys, the road to hell is going to look like a great alternative.

 

 

REVIEW:
Refusing to be used as a magical pawn, Riley gave up the man she loved in order to keep him safe. Unfortunately, the secrets of her magical talents continued to spread. Not ready to face her new reality, she took a mundane case to locate a few missing teenagers…only to discover it was a carefully placed trap that led her to an underground lab, magical prisoners, and a deadly drug that can literally make people disappear. Riley must embrace her magic to defeat the madman hunting her or face losing the people she cares about most.

 

I’m a huge urban fantasy fan, and Edge of Dreams lives up to the hype. With plenty of action, drama and intricate world building, I couldn’t turn the pages fast enough. Riley was a tough nut to crack, walking a thin line of keeping everyone safe and her magic secret. While I enjoyed being dragged along the story with her, she remained too much in her head, slowing the action and tension in a couple of spots. The action and fight scenes revealed Riley’s stubborn nature, she knew how to take a beating, but she begrudgingly called for  help when those she cared about were placed in danger. I liked Riley’s prickly edge and soft heart, the combination of sweet and sour. The touch of romance only added to the story. The first book dealt a lot with them as a couple, this book not so much…and I missed it. Overall, an enjoyable read. The story ended on a slight cliff hanger, and I will can’t wait to read more!

 

 

Previous books in the series:

 



June 20, 2015.

StackingShelves

Stacking the Shelves, hosted by Tynga’s Reviews, is all about sharing the book you are adding to your shelves, may it be physical or virtual.

 

What I purchased last week:

 

All of these books were $0.99 or $1.99. My plan to cut back on book buying failed miserably. *eye roll*

 

Free books I picked up last week:

 

Unfortunately, a number of free books I snagged already went back to normal price, so I didn’t list them.

 

 

BONUS:

All Romance eBooks will be running a promotion on June 20th to celebrate the first day of summer! They are offering a number of books 25% off, including my Raven Investigation Series. So, if you haven’t tried them yet, you can get them for a steal by clicking on the below banner. Happy reading!!

 

ARe Banner

 



June 17, 2015.

I’ve been updating my website over the last few weeks, just some little tweaks to the fonts and layout to make it easier to read.

Electric Series boxset

I also bundled all my urban fantasy books together, books 1-3 in the Raven Investigations Series. A gritty urban fantasy where only the most cunning survive. . .

Amazon / Barnes & Noble / Kobo /  ARe  (Available in ebook  only.)

 

If you haven’t had a chance to read any of them, this is the perfect time to give them a try. :)

 

 


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June 13, 2015.

StackingShelves

Stacking the Shelves, hosted by Tynga’s Reviews, is all about sharing the book you are adding to your shelves, may it be physical or virtual.

 

What I purchased last week:

 

All these books were $0.99 or $1.99. Well, except for Iron King. I wasn’t going to get it. I’ve passed it over many times, but I decided to give it a try at $2.99. Have any of you read it?

 

What I picked up for free:

 

I’m excited to start reading! What books did you get last week? Have you read any of these?

 



June 08, 2015.

Sam 8-2014Pretty kitty, right? This little beast is a half Maine Coon and a good thirty pounds. As you can see, he takes up the whole couch cushion.

He’s been getting too big for his britches, and started to chase the dog around the house…all for shits and giggles. If the dog came within striking distance, he was fair game.

 

Scardy Dog

So, the hundred pound dog has started hiding.

 

Scaredy-cat…er…dog? *scratch head*

 

The dog followed me into the bedroom the other day. The cat took offense at being in the same room with a lowly dog and attacked. We all became trapped between the wall and the bed.

 

Leg bite 2015The dog tried to crawl under the bed, but didn’t quite fit. When the dog didn’t retreat, the cat became furious. I happened to be in the middle, so I’ll give you one guess what happened.

<- The cat bit me! Twice!

 

I wrestled the dog on the bed. He escaped uninjured. I wasn’t so lucky. I took one bite to the leg and one to the bottom of my foot that took my sock clear off my foot and left me with two fang marks. All I can say is ouch!

 

Note to self — Next time, don’t get caught in the middle.

 


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June 06, 2015.

StackingShelves

Stacking the Shelves, hosted by Tynga’s Reviews, is all about sharing the book you are adding to your shelves, may it be physical or virtual.

 

What I purchased last week:

All these books were $0.99 or $1.99.

 

Not books, but I’m super excited to get:
Jupiter Ascending

 

If you like free books, here are a few I picked up:

 

I’m excited to start reading! What books did you get last week? Have you read any of these?



June 02, 2015.

I read the first book in the Alpha Girls series last year and fell in love with the characters. The fourth book, Bruja, is a spinoff from the main series. I wasn’t sure how I felt about the change, but I was curious enough to pick up the book. Witches, magic, werewolves and vampires…what more could a girl want, right?

 

 

Title: Bruja (Alpha Girls Book 4)

Author: Aileen Erin

Genre: YA Paranormal Romance

Publisher: Ink Monster, LLC via NetGallery

Release date: May 2015

Pages: 199

ASIN: B00NX52A0C

Rating: ★★★★☆ 

 

 

DESCRIPTION:
Claudia de Santos has always looked out for every witch but herself. She fought from the shadows as her coven turned dark, and with a little help from her half-witch/half-Alpha werewolf cousin, Teresa McCaide, Claudia is doing everything she can to keeper friends and family in the light.

 

Now the coven has splintered into two factions: Luciana’s army of witches wielding dark magic, and Claudia’s few stragglers who fight with the wolves. War is coming, and it won’t be much of a battle if Claudia can’t find the spells to counteract Luciana’s demonic power. But Luciana strikes before they’re prepared, and Claudia’s twin brother pays the price. Suddenly, going to Peru in search of ancient Incan magic doesn’t seem so crazy.

 

Fighting evil will require a pure spirit, but her quest is full of temptations, including a handsome Peruvian guide with secrets of his own. Finding love is the last thing on Claudia’s ever-growing to-do list, but sometimes what you need has a way of seeking you out.

 

 

REVIEW:
Claudia always believed her cousin would be the one to take over the leadership of the witches and right the horrible evil that has taken root in the coven. The last thing she ever expected was to be thrust into the role herself. To protect her friends, Claudia and a handful of friends escape the witches compound and take refuge with the wolves. But the coven refuses to let them go without a fight, and the bindings tying them to the coven tighten like a noose. Claudia must use her magic and wits to free them before they are all dragged back to the coven and used to raise hell on earth.

 

Bruja followed the rest of the series surprisingly well. I wasn’t sure how much I would like having another narrator, but it worked. Claudia wasn’t as strong of character as her cousin, but her magic was unique enough to keep me interested. Unfortunately, self-doubt and lack of decisiveness watered down the book for me. I loved getting to know Lucas, but the attraction between them didn’t feel real. I needed more romance and spark. That said, I thoroughly enjoyed the magic portion of the book, especially the temple scene where Claudia finally grows into herself…it just took her most of the book. So while the book was enjoyable, I liked reading about the wolves more.

 

 

Previous books in the series:

 


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May 30, 2015.

StackingShelves

Stacking the Shelves, hosted by Tynga’s Reviews, is all about sharing the book you are adding to your shelves, may it be physical or virtual.

 

What I purchased last week:

 

All of these books were $1.99 or $0.99.

 

Here are a few free books I picked up that are still free:

 

Yes, it’s official, I’m a book hog! I can’t seem to stop myself from pressing the little download button. :)

 

What books did you get last week? Have you read any of these?